Benza is Ben Rynderman, an Australian psychedelic trance producer.
Benza has been making psytrance since 1997. His background in Jazz and Classical music have enabled his sound to be completely unique, maintaining critical elements of melody and form, while giving up ultra-butt-shaking grooves.
His debut self-titled album, released on Demon Tea Recordings in 2003, was met with worldwide critical acclaim, being touted as "proper psychedelia with everything you ever needed to fly." (DJ Times Magazine) The first album, coupled with his explosive live sets seen through Europe, Japan, The US and South America have truly established Benza on the world's trance scene.
His second album, Retrofuturism (Sonic Dragon Records), drew on the strengths of the first, but saw Benza discovering new horizons. A renewed focus on groove and structure allowed his new music the space to explore the depth and width inherent in his production, whilst keeping time for the ebbs and flows that ensure dance-floor appreciation. Further touring and enhanced studio time has seen a shift of focus towards the phatter and the phunkier. Benza's sound has morphed again.
He was also a member of the now defunct Kind Of Pluto.
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